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Jaishankar speaks to Iranian counterpart on evolving Afghan situation, bilateral issues

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar had earlier held talks with Javad Zarif and called on Iran's President-elect Ebrahim Raisi during a stopover at Tehran on his way to Russia.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar virtually addressing the inaugural session of 16th CII-EXIM Bank Conclave on India and Africa Project Partnership, on 13 July 2021 | Twitter/@DrSJaishankar

Due to Modi govt, Pakistan under lens of FATF, says Jaishankar at BJP virtual meeting

External Affairs Ministers Jaishankar also told BJP members that it was due to the government's efforts on global forums that sanctions were imposed on terrorists from Jaish & LeT.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Bangladeshi counterpart AK Abdul Momen in Uzbekistan, on 16 July 2021 | Twitter/@DrSJaishankar

Jaishanker meets his Bangladeshi counterpart, reaffirms commitment to strengthen cooperation

During his meeting with AK Abdul Momen, both sides also emphasised the need for resuming the activities of various joint mechanisms soon after the Covid scenario improves.
Jaishankar addressing a meeting of SCO at Dushanbe on 14 July 2021 | Twitter /@DrSJaishankar

SCO must stop terror financing, combating terrorism its key purpose, says Jaishankar

In his address at an SCO meeting in Dushanbe, Jaishankar described the situation in Afghanistan as well as public health and economic recovery as pressing issues facing the region.
(File image) Union Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar (left) meets Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani (right) in Dushanbe, on 29 March 2021 | Twitter

At UNSC, India exempted Taliban leaders from travel ban to stay relevant in Afghan crisis

Indian officials say they are keenly aware of situation in Afghanistan, especially amid US exit and Russia’s determination to mend fences with Pakistan, and thereby Taliban.
External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar handing over a part of holy relics to Georgia's Vice PM David Zalkaliani on 9 July 2021 | Twitter | @DZalkaliani

Georgia moved as Jaishankar brings home a 17th-century queen killed for refusing conversion

Relics belonging to St Queen Ketevan, excavated in Goa, were handed over by External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar to the Georgian government Friday.

India-Russia ties have contributed to global peace, security & stability, says Jaishankar

During his 3-day visit to Russia, Jaishankar said he reviewed the progress on broad-ranging cooperation on space, nuclear, energy and defence sectors with counterpart Sergey Lavrov.
File photo of Union Minister of External Affairs S. Jaishankar | Twitter @DrSJaishankar

India, China not in nuclear arms race, got them with different objectives: Jaishankar in Moscow

Addressing a think tank in Moscow, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar said Ladakh standoff has ‘disturbed’ the foundation of India-China ties in the past year.
File photo of Union Minister of External Affairs S. Jaishankar | Twitter @DrSJaishankar

Need to utilise capabilities across the world to deal with Covid pandemic, says Jaishankar

Addressing a virtual session with former British PM Tony Blair at India Global Forum, Jaishankar emphasised on the need for international collaboration to deal with global challenges.
MEA Jaishankar with UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab in Italy on 29 Jun 2021 | Twitter @DrSJaishankar

International cooperation answer to challenge posed by Covid pandemic, Jaishankar says

Addressing the G20 Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Italy, Jaishankar said vaccine equity will be the immediate test and real economy needs decentralised globalisation.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.